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The breathing as one of the fundamental elements of all Yoga practice. Breathing has an interdependency to the mind, body, and emotions. With a steady and correct breathing – concentration comes easily and creativity flows. The right breathing in yoga can serve as a transformative mechanism to improve overall well-being for an advanced and beginner practitioners alike.

Benefits of Deep Breathing

  1. Preventing Stress

Simple deep breathing initiates the parasympathetic nervous system to induce calmness in your body as well as in your mind. Deep breathing allows more oxygen to enter your body and can further help relieve the pressure on the neck and upper chest muscles.

2. Mood Balance

The simple breathing technique results in an efficient uptake of oxygen and the removal of carbon dioxide. The practice of even, smooth breathing also has a profound effect on the nervous system, helping to balance the highs and lows and bringing more stability physically, mentally and emotionally throughout the day. This results in greater clarity and calmness of mind, which is extremely important for success in yoga and life in general.

3. Stabilize metabolism and burns fat

The process might be slow and gradual, deep belly breathing in general and Yoga can help you lose weight. Recent studies have provided evidence of the dissipation of fat cells through the breath and that deeper, longer controlled breaths facilitate this process. A regular Pranayama practice may help contribute to burning fat is that of Anuloma Viloma and Bhasrika Pranayama.

4.  Increase of energy

Deep breathing, such as straight spinal, full-body breathing increases the level of oxygen in your body and prevents shortness of breath in even in stressful situations. Again, Pranayama practice and right breathing through the yoga poses (asanas) conducted in concentrated, meditative fashion can also lift your energy levels if performed consistently over a period of time.

Deep Breathing Example (Breathing through your belly in daily life)
5. Getting better at Yoga practice

A deep rhythmic breath can help you learn new and complex yoga postures with ease. Right, and deeper breath keeps your focus and the nervous system and motor neurons learn new muscle movements with ease. Deep breathing even allows a beginner to learn yoga faster and effectively.

Deep inhale and Deep exhale – This is the key to stay present, All the time!

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